After the rain, there is always a rainbow. I learned this the hard way. When I was younger, my life began to turn into a nightmare. It felt like a rainstorm that had no rainbow to follow. My self-esteem went away. I tried not to notice what was going on; I pretended that everything was okay. I was being bullied. I began to judge myself and wonder what was wrong with me. It all changed after I finally had the courage to confront my bully. I did not hate him for the things he had done, because it only made me stronger. Being bullied broke me inside, but in the end, it helped me grow into a stronger person.
It all began when I was in middle school, about seven or eight years ago. I was always known as the shy kid who had a low self-esteem. My eyes were closed to reality. A kid from my class began to make fun of me. I had been bullied before, so I always thought that it was normal to have someone make fun of me. His pranks and jokes began to hurt me. I did not know what to do or how to deal with it. I did not have the courage to talk about it especially to him. I was afraid to make it worse.
After what seemed like an eternity, I grew tired of it all. I finally had the courage to face him. I told him to stop bullying me. I told him the truth, that no one likes him because of his attitude. He was always making fun of others around him, and I felt that I needed to step up and confront him. I needed to express my feelings and let him know that not only was he was hurting me, but everyone else.
After having talked to my bully, he never made fun of me again. He realized his mistake and began to be nice to me. I never tried to punish him or get revenge, because I knew it would not help my situation. He also started being nice to others; he changed. We later began to be really close friends. Whether I like it or not, he changed my life.
As I stated before, after the rain there is always a rainbow that follows. There are ways to avoid conflicts without...